Swollen throat-- food allergy

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Raynebow
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   Posted 3/28/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
So I knew I was allergic to all types of fish but now that they have started serving fish tacos at taco bell, they are using the same spoons to make everything else too. So guess what I had for dinner tonight. Yeah a cheesy bean and rice burreto and obviously it had somehow gotten some fish in it and my throat got swollen.
 
Thing is, when I went to the ER the doc looked at my throat and said it was perfect and I really thought like he did that it was just anxiety. Then as I was leaving the nurse asked me what I had ate. I told him and he was the one that told me about the taco bell thing.
 
So my throat really is swollen to a certain extent. I'm probably making it worse with worry but its really upsetting! Even a little is very upsetting! I'm trying to focus on that the doctor let me leave after looking at my throat and saying it was fine. But he didnt know the taco bell thing.
 
Can I get just a little advice from you guys how to deal with the anxiety I am experiencing? He said if it was a bad reaction it "usually" happens within the first 5 to 10 minutes of eating it. But well, my throat is still swollen some that I can feel. Not enough for him to see though. So I'll probably be alright
 
right?

Red_34
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   Posted 3/29/2011 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I read your post over on Anxiety as well. If you are not having any trouble breathing then you will be fine. If you feel that the swelling is still there but is not hindering your breathing, give it a few days to go down. However, if you feel that you are having an increased difficulty in breathing, do not hesitate to go to the ER.
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/29/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I think some benadryl might help you if it's allergic reaction. It certainly wouldn't hurt you.
Joy

Raynebow
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   Posted 3/29/2011 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your responses! I'll definatly take them to heart and keep them in mind! So if I'm breathing then I'll be fine. As long as it isnt messing with that then I'm fine. I just take everything too darn serious! A habit I'm trying so hard to break! Everything isnt life threatening!!!!

Thank you!!
Raynebow

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Red_34
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   Posted 3/30/2011 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
No, not everything is life threatening BUT you still have to be diligent about your health. I know with anxiety that sometimes our breathing MAY feel impaired. Trust me, been there and done that. But if it gets to the point where you feel you are choking, can't take a deep breath or feel like you're swallowing a sock then you might want to see your doctor just to be on the safe side.
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